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Points To Remember About Growth Plate Injuries A growth plate injury is an injury to the growth plates, which are located on each end of long bones. Children and teens with growth plate injuries often need immediate treatment to prevent problems with bone growth. Depending on the type of injury, your child may need surgery and a cast or splint. More items...What causes pain on the top of the knee cap?
Several other things can also cause knee pain, such as: Bursitis: A bursa is a sac that holds a small amount of fluid that’s under the skin above your joint. It helps prevent friction when the joint moves. Overuse, falls, or repeated bending and kneeling can irritate the bursa on top of your kneecap.Could I have fractured my knee cap?
If the fracture is caused by more force and the fragments of the knee cap are severely disrupted, it is usually necessary to operate and restore the knee cap to its original position using tensioned wire.What causes knee pain below the knee cap?
The causes of knee joint pain and swelling range from noninflammatory types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, which is a degeneration of the cartilage of the knee, to inflammatory types of arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout).